Radiation therapy in India


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What is radiation therapy ?

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy uses x-rays to destroy cancer cells so that they cant multiply. Radiotherapy can be used to treat both primary stage or advanced stage cancer.

When is Radiation therapy used ?

Radiotherapy can be used along with chemotherapy, before or after the surgery.

How radiotherapy is given ?

Radiation therapy is given from outside in which a machine directs radiation at the cancer and surrounding tissues. In internal radiation therapy, radioactive material is put in thin tubes and placed inside the body near the cancer cells.

Side effects of radiotherapy

  • Tiredness
  • Dry, red or itchy skin
  • Loss of apatite
  • Nausea
  • Digestive problems
  • Hair loss
  • Dry or sore throat or dry mouth
  • Cough or shortness of breadth

Best hospitals for radiation therapy treatment in India

  1. BLK Super specialty Hospital, New Delhi
  2. Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
  3. Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Bangalore
  4. HCG EKO Cancer Center, Kolkata
  5. American Oncology, Hyderabad
  6. Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai
  7. Gleneagles Global BGS, Bangalore
  8. Continental Hospital, Hyderabad
  9. Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad
  10. Seven Hills, Mumbai


Cost of radiation therapy treatment in India

Cost of radiation therapy treatment in India varies from hospital to hospital and stage of the disease. Treatment cost of radiation therapy in cancer may vary from $ 3500 – $ 12,000 USD.


Best doctor’s for radiation therapy in India

Dr. B Rajendran is a Radiation Oncologist in Apollo Cancer Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai and has an experience of 28 years in this field. He is a first Oncologist to do Radiosurgery in Northern Malaysia and certificate of Merit as Best Doctor of Dept of Radiation Oncology. He has completed MBBS from Karnataka Medical College; DMRT from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and MD from Kasturba Medical College, 1995.  Currently, he is with Apollo Cancer Institute, Chennai.

Dr. S Hukku is chariman & senior consultant, Department of radiation oncology, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi and has an experience of 39 years in this field. Dr. S Hukku practices at BLK Super Speciality Hospital in Pusa Road, Delhi. He completed MBBS from Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur in 1978 and MD – Radiotherapy from P.G.I.M.E.R., Chandigarh in 1980. He is an opinion leader in Image Guided Radiation Therapy for cancer patients.

Dr. Subodh Chandra Pande is chief of radiation oncology & co-chief Cyber Knife Center at Artemis Hospital, Gurugram.Dr. Subodh Pande has a long and rich clinical and teaching experience in the specialty of radiation oncology. After obtaining MD in radiotherapy from the AIIMS, New Delhi in 1977, he served at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai where he was involved in establishing its neurooncology and paediatric oncology services. Dr. Subodh Chandra is also one of the few Radiation Oncologists of India to have mastered Cyberknife Radiosurgery.

Dr. Ayan Basu – HCG, Kolkata is a Clinical Oncologist with 14 years of post-MD experience. He has completed his MD from a reputed university in Orissa followed by a Senior Registrarship from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

He previously served as the Head of Radiation Oncology at several comprehensive cancer care centers equipped with Respiratory Gating, Volumetric Arc Therapy, IGRT, SRT, PET based IGRT, IMRT, 3DCRT & Brachytherapy facilities.

Dr. Mathangi J is a Radiation Oncologist and Medical Oncologist in BGS, Global Kengeri, Bangalore and has an experience of 15 years in these fields. Dr. Mathangi J practices at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital in Kengeri, Bangalore and Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Richmond Town, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai in 1998 and DNB – Radiotherapy from Apollo cancer speciality hospital, chennai in 2009. She is a member of ESTRO.She is among the top radiation experts in India. She is expert in SBRT & IMRT.

Dr. Balaji Subramanian is a Radiation Oncologist in Global, Perumbakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 15 years in this field. Dr. Balaji Subramanian practices at Gleneagles Global Health City in Perumbakkam, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Thanjavur Medical College in 2004,DMRT (Diploma in Medical Radiotherapeutics) from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2007 and DNB – Radiotherapy from National Board Of Examination in 2010.He is a member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council, AROI – INDIA, European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

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